Last edited 22 May 2019

Conservation articles and news

IHBC’s 2019 ‘Yearbook’ Now Released "Extending the Reach of the IHBC"

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The IHBC’s Yearbook for 2019 includes regular IHBC reviews, updates and listings, from IHBC’s HESPR listing to our Recognised Conservation Courses and member directory.


IHBC 2019 Marsh Awards now out: at the IHBC’s 2019 School, Nottingham 4 – 6 July

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The judges are delighted to confer the 2019 IHBC Marsh Awards for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills and Community Contribution (Retired Member).


Rail stations in line for £300 million funding boost to improve disabled access

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Disabled rail passengers across Britain will benefit from better access at stations and newly accessible stations will open up routes across the country.


A historical take on the future of Notre Dame, from IHBC’s former Membership Secretary

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The IHBC asked former Membership Secretary Paul Butler for a take on some critical and historical issues around the modern response to Notre Dame.


CPRE’s State of Brownfield 2019 report: Enough land for more than 1M homes

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CPRE shows there is enough suitable brownfield land available in England for more than 1 million homes across over 18,000 sites and over 26,000 hectares.


BBC on ‘The grief that comes from lost buildings’

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BBC News has reported on how, across the world, destruction of cultural attractions causes a specific sort of communal grief.


Enter the Brick Awards 2019: Closing 31 May

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The Brick Development Association (BDA) has highlighted the opportunity to compete at the industry’s highest level and be recognised by top-tier trade and national press.


STBA-SPAB Conference – 11 June 2019, London

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The 2019 STBA-SPAB Conference & Expo will look at the current situation of regulations and initiatives, as well as the skills training that enable our built environment to include a wealth of healthy buildings with heritage and aesthetic value.


Historic buildings on fire – Fisons Victorian factory near Ipswich destroyed

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The former Fisons warehouse in Bramford, near Ipswich, was the victim on another fire affecting our heritage. Listed Grade II and dating back to 1858 the building was destroyed by a fire thought to be arson.


Highways England pours £4 million into canal restoration scheme

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A mile-long stretch of canal in Gloucestershire that disappeared more than half a century ago is closer to being restored, thanks to £4 million of funding from Highways England.


Westminster: Legislative plans for Olympics-style body to oversee restoration works

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MPs vote on proposals for Houses of Parliament refurbishment, as the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster reaches a major milestone.


Ever wondered ‘How Venice Works’, with 124 Islands, 183 Canals & 438 Bridges

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Open Culture has featured the Venice Backstage exploration of Venice and how, when the tourists leave the city, 60,000 year-round residents stay behind.